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Applied microbiology

This section aims to publish studies relating to the application of microbiology, including environmental applications, soil degradation and bioremediation, food safety and degradation, and probiotics.

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  1. Biofilms are formed by a complex bacterial community encapsulated by a polymeric matrix, with strong adherent properties and persistent phenotype. Biofilms are considered one of the most challenging areas of m...

    Authors: Cristina D. Cruz, Shreya Shah and Päivi Tammela

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18:173

    Content type: Methodology article

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  2. Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis (MAP) is the causative agent of paratuberculosis, a contagious infectious disease that affects domestic and wild ruminants causing chronic inflammation of the intestine...

    Authors: P. Steuer, C. Avilez, C. Tejeda, N. Gonzalez, A. Ramirez-Reveco, F. Ulloa, A. Mella, I. R. Grant, M. T. Collins and M. Salgado

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18:172

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Most studies on the human microbiota have analyzed stool samples, although a large proportion of the absorption of nutrients takes place in upper gut tract. We collected samples from different locations along ...

    Authors: Morgane Mailhe, Davide Ricaboni, Véronique Vitton, Jean-Michel Gonzalez, Dipankar Bachar, Grégory Dubourg, Frédéric Cadoret, Catherine Robert, Jérémy Delerce, Anthony Levasseur, Pierre-Edouard Fournier, Emmanouil Angelakis, Jean-Christophe Lagier and Didier Raoult

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18:157

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  4. Sustainable management of voluminous and hazardous oily sludge produced by petroleum refineries remains a challenging problem worldwide. Characterization of microbial communities of petroleum contaminated site...

    Authors: Ajoy Roy, Pinaki Sar, Jayeeta Sarkar, Avishek Dutta, Poulomi Sarkar, Abhishek Gupta, Balaram Mohapatra, Siddhartha Pal and Sufia K Kazy

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18:151

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  5. Riemerella anatipestifer (RA), the causative agent of duck infectious serositis, leads to high mortality in duck flocks and great economic losses in duck industry. Previous studies on RA are largely focused on it...

    Authors: Tian Tang, Yanxia Wu, Hua Lin, Yongyu Li, Haojiang Zuo, Qun Gao, Chuan Wang and Xiaofang Pei

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18:137

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  6. Bacillus licheniformis GL174 is a culturable endophytic strain isolated from Vitis vinifera cultivar Glera, the grapevine mainly cultivated for the Prosecco wine production. This strain was previously demonstrate...

    Authors: Sebastiano Nigris, Enrico Baldan, Alessandra Tondello, Filippo Zanella, Nicola Vitulo, Gabriella Favaro, Valerio Guidolin, Nicola Bordin, Andrea Telatin, Elisabetta Barizza, Stefania Marcato, Michela Zottini, Andrea Squartini, Giorgio Valle and Barbara Baldan

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18:133

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  7. Staphylococcus aureus is an important human pathogen causing a variety of life-threatening diseases. Rapid and accurate detection of Staphylococcus aureus is a necessity for prevention of outbreaks caused by this...

    Authors: Chen Zi, Dexin Zeng, Nan Ling, Jianjun Dai, Feng Xue, Yuan Jiang and Baoguang Li

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18:132

    Content type: Methodology article

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  8. Extended-spectrum β-lactamases (ESBLs)-producing Escherichia coli (E. coli) isolates in environment water become progressively a potential threat to public health, while the detailed information about the ESBL-pr...

    Authors: Haixia Liu, Hongchao Zhou, Qinfan Li, Qian Peng, Qian Zhao, Jin Wang and Xiaoqiang Liu

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18:125

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  9. In complex microbial ecosystems such as the marine environment, the gastrointestinal tract, but also in mixed culture fermentations, bacteriophages are frequently found to be a part of the microbial community....

    Authors: Svetlana Alexeeva, Jesús Adrián Guerra Martínez, Maciej Spus and Eddy J. Smid

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18:120

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  10. Innovations in fish nutrition act as drivers for the sustainable development of the rapidly expanding aquaculture sector. Probiotic dietary supplements are able to improve health and nutrition of livestock, bu...

    Authors: Konrad M. Wanka, Thilo Damerau, Benjamin Costas, Angela Krueger, Carsten Schulz and Sven Wuertz

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18:119

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  11. Fish culture in rice paddies can contribute to increasing yields of rice and surplus fish products. Environmental impacts and food-safety issues have become important topics in aquaculture, and organic foods c...

    Authors: Song Yang, Jie Du, Yuan-liang Duan, Qing Xiao, Ning-qiu Li, Qiang Lin, Liu-lan Zhao, Zong-jun Du, Jian Zhou and Jun Du

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18:113

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  12. Bacterial growth is an important topic in microbiology and of crucial importance to better understand living cells. Bacterial growth dynamics are quantitatively examined using various methods to determine the ...

    Authors: Kouhei Tsuchiya, Yang-Yang Cao, Masaomi Kurokawa, Kazuha Ashino, Tetsuya Yomo and Bei-Wen Ying

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18:101

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  13. Escherichia coli (E. coli) is one of the best-known zoonotic bacterial species, which pathogenic strain can cause infections in humans and animals. However, existing technologies or methods are deficient for quic...

    Authors: Haixu Xu, Fang Tang, Jianjun Dai, Chengming Wang and Xin Zhou

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18:100

    Content type: Methodology article

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  14. Non typhoidal salmonellosis is one of the neglected zoonoses in most African countries. The use of sub-therapeutic doses of antibiotics as animal growth promoter enhances the emergence and dissemination of ant...

    Authors: Adewale Adetoye, Eric Pinloche, Bolanle A. Adeniyi and Funmilola A. Ayeni

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18:96

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  15. Staphylococcal food poisoning (SFP) is one of the most common food-borne diseases in the world. Pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE), multilocus sequence typing (MLST) and spa typing methods were used to chara...

    Authors: Feng Liao, Wenpeng Gu, Zushun Yang, Zhishuo Mo, Lu Fan, Yidan Guo, Xiaoqing Fu, Wen Xu, Chaoqun Li and Jiejie Dai

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18:91

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  16. The naked mole-rat (NMR, Heterocephalus glaber) is being bred as a novel laboratory animal due to its unique biological characteristics, including longevity, cancer resistance, hypoxia tolerance, and pain insensi...

    Authors: Wei Cong, Jin Xing, Yufang Feng, Ji Wang, Rui Fu, Bingfei Yue, Zhengming He, Lifang Lin, Wenjing Yang, Jishuai Cheng, Wei Sun and Shufang Cui

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18:89

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  17. Yersinia enterocolitica is widespread within the humans, pigs and wild boars. The low isolation rate of Y. enterocolitica from food or environmental and clinical samples may be caused by limited sensitivity of cu...

    Authors: Katarzyna Morka, Jarosław Bystroń, Jacek Bania, Agnieszka Korzeniowska-Kowal, Kamila Korzekwa, Katarzyna Guz-Regner and Gabriela Bugla-Płoskońska

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18:86

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  18. Pseudomonas aeruginosa is an opportunistic bacterial pathogen responsible for both acute and chronic infections in humans. In particular, its ability to form biofilm, on biotic and abiotic surfaces, makes it part...

    Authors: Eva Pericolini, Bruna Colombari, Gianmarco Ferretti, Ramona Iseppi, Andrea Ardizzoni, Massimo Girardis, Arianna Sala, Samuele Peppoloni and Elisabetta Blasi

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18:84

    Content type: Methodology article

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  19. This study investigates a comparative multivariate approach for studying the biodegradation of chemically dispersed oil. The rationale for this approach lies in the inherent complexity of the data and challeng...

    Authors: Deni Ribicic, Kelly Marie McFarlin, Roman Netzer, Odd Gunnar Brakstad, Anika Winkler, Mimmi Throne-Holst and Trond Røvik Størseth

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18:83

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  20. Bacterial ghosts (BGs) are empty bacterial cell envelopes generated by releasing the cellular contents. In this study, a phage infecting Lactobacillus casei ATCC 393 (L. casei 393) was isolated and designated Lcb...

    Authors: Rui Hou, Muzi Li, Tingting Tang, Ruichong Wang, Yijing Li, Yigang Xu, Lijie Tang, Li Wang, Min Liu, Yanping Jiang, Wen Cui and Xinyuan Qiao

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18:80

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  21. Lactococcus lactis is the main component of the mesophilic starters used in cheese manufacture. The success of milk fermentation relies on the viability and metabolic activity of the starter bacteria. Therefore, ...

    Authors: María Jesús López-González, Ana Belén Campelo, Antonia Picon, Ana Rodríguez and Beatriz Martínez

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18:76

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  22. Efficient bioconversion of lignocellulosic biomass to bioethanol is one of key challenges in the situation of increasing bioethanol demand. The ethanologenic microbes for such conversion are required to posses...

    Authors: Nadchanok Rodrussamee, Pachara Sattayawat and Mamoru Yamada

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18:73

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  23. Tween® 80 is a frequently used supplement of media for the cultivation of lactic acid bacteria. We investigated its effect on the cell physiology and stress tolerance of Lactobacillus (L.) plantarum. Data on the ...

    Authors: Dominik Reitermayer, Thomas A. Kafka, Christian A. Lenz and Rudi F. Vogel

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18:72

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  24. Two strains of Vibrio parahaemolyticus (ATCC 17802 and 33847) in shrimp, oyster, freshwater fish, pork, chicken and egg fried rice were evaluated for production of hemolysin and exoenzymes of potential importance...

    Authors: Rundong Wang, Lijun Sun, Yaling Wang, Yijia Deng, Zhijia Fang, Ying Liu, Qi Deng, Dongfang Sun and Ravi Gooneratne

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18:65

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  25. The genus Bacillus includes a great variety of species with potential applications in biotechnology. While species such as B. subtilis or B. licheniformis are well-known and used to provide various products at in...

    Authors: Simon Heinze, Petra Kornberger, Christian Grätz, Wolfgang H. Schwarz, Vladimir V. Zverlov and Wolfgang Liebl

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18:56

    Content type: Applied microbiology

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  26. Enterocytozoon bieneusi, the most commonly identified microsporidian species in humans, is also identified in livestock, birds, rodents, reptiles, companion animals, even wastewater. However, there is no informat...

    Authors: Lei Deng, Wei Li, Zhijun Zhong, Yijun Chai, Leli Yang, Hang Zheng, Wuyou Wang, Hualin Fu, Min He, Xiangming Huang, Zhicai Zuo, Ya Wang, Suizhong Cao, Haifeng Liu, Xiaoping Ma, Kongju Wu…

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18:37

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  27. Mycobacteriosis caused by non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM), is among the most chronic diseases of aquatic animals. In addition, fish mycobacteriosis has substantial economic consequences especially in the aq...

    Authors: Nomakorinte Gcebe, Anita L. Michel and Tiny Motlatso Hlokwe

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18:32

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  28. Salmonella enterica is a recognised cause of diarrhoea in dogs and humans, yet the potential for transfer of salmonellosis between dogs and their owners is unclear, with reported evidence both for and against Sal...

    Authors: Corrin V. Wallis, Preena Lowden, Zoe V. Marshall-Jones and Anthony C. Hilton

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18:15

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  29. Drinking tea constitutes a tradition which is deeply rooted in the culture of several countries. Moreover, in recent years, tea consumption is growing all over the world. Improper herbal tea storage (long peri...

    Authors: Federica Carraturo, Olga De Castro, Jacopo Troisi, Adriana De Luca, Armando Masucci, Paola Cennamo, Marco Trifuoggi, Francesco Aliberti and Marco Guida

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18:4

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  30. Demand for high-throughput bioprocessing has dramatically increased especially in the biopharmaceutical industry because the technologies are of vital importance to process optimization and media development. ...

    Authors: Joo Shun Tan, Sahar Abbasiliasi, Saeid Kadkhodaei, Yew Joon Tam, Teck-Kim Tang, Yee-Ying Lee and Arbakariya B. Ariff

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18:3

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  31. Renewable energy for sustainable development is a subject of a worldwide debate since continuous utilization of non-renewable energy sources has a drastic impact on the environment and economy; a search for al...

    Authors: Kalaiselvi Thangavel, Preethi Radha Krishnan, Srimeena Nagaiah, Senthil Kuppusamy, Senthil Chinnasamy, Jude Sudhagar Rajadorai, Gopal Nellaiappan Olaganathan and Balachandar Dananjeyan

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18:1

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  32. Water evaporation in solar salterns creates salinity gradients that promote the adaptation of microbial species to different salinities. This competitive habitat challenges the metabolic capabilities of microo...

    Authors: Natalia Conde-Martínez, Alejandro Acosta-González, Luis E. Díaz and Edisson Tello

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:230

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  33. Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC), including E. coli O157:H7, are responsible for numerous foodborne outbreaks annually worldwide. E. coli O157:H7, as well as pathogenic non-O157:H7 STECs, can cause l...

    Authors: Baoguang Li, Huanli Liu and Weimin Wang

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:215

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  34. Microbial fuel cells (MFCs) operating with complex microbial communities have been extensively reported in the past, and are commonly used in applications such as wastewater treatment, bioremediation or in-sit...

    Authors: Naroa Uria, Isabel Ferrera and Jordi Mas

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:208

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  35. Famous Chinese strong-flavored liquor (CSFL) is brewed by microbial consortia in a special fermentation pit (FT). However, the fermentation process was not fully understood owing to the complicate community st...

    Authors: Yanyan Zhang, Xiaoyu Zhu, Xiangzhen Li, Yong Tao, Jia Jia and Xiaohong He

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:196

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  36. Improved methods with better separation and concentration ability for detection of foodborne pathogens are in constant need. The aim of this study was to evaluate microplate immunocapture (IC) method for detec...

    Authors: Md. Fakruddin, Md. Nur Hossain and Monzur Morshed Ahmed

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:189

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  37. Quantitative culture is the most common method to determine the fungal burden and sterility of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) among persons with cryptococcal meningitis. A major drawback of cultures is a long turna...

    Authors: Richard Kwizera, Andrew Akampurira, Tadeo K. Kandole, Kirsten Nielsen, Andrew Kambugu, David B. Meya, David R. Boulware and Joshua Rhein

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:182

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  38. Kozakia baliensis NBRC 16680 secretes a gum-cluster derived heteropolysaccharide and forms a surface pellicle composed of polysaccharides during static cultivation. Furthermore, this s...

    Authors: Julia U. Brandt, Friederike-Leonie Born, Frank Jakob and Rudi F. Vogel

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:172

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  39. The upper half of the human small intestine, known as the jejunum, is the primary site for absorption of nutrient-derived carbohydrates, amino acids, small peptides, and vitamins. In contrast to the colon, whi...

    Authors: Olof H. Sundin, Antonio Mendoza-Ladd, Mingtao Zeng, Diana Diaz-Arévalo, Elisa Morales, B. Matthew Fagan, Javier Ordoñez, Philip Velez, Nishaal Antony and Richard W. McCallum

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:160

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  40. Many plants have been used in traditional medicine for their antibacterial, antifungal, antiprotozoal, antiviral, antidiarrhoeal, analgesic, antimalarial, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anticancer activities.

    Authors: Amalia Di Petrillo, Antonella Fais, Francesca Pintus, Celestino Santos-Buelga, Ana M. González-Paramás, Vincenzo Piras, Germano Orrù, Antonello Mameli, Enzo Tramontano and Aldo Frau

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:159

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  41. The flame-oxidized stainless steel anode (FO-SSA) is a newly developed electrode that enhances microbial fuel cell (MFC) power generation; however, substrate preference and community structure of the biofilm d...

    Authors: Nweze Julius Eyiuche, Shiho Asakawa, Takahiro Yamashita, Atsuo Ikeguchi, Yutaka Kitamura and Hiroshi Yokoyama

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:145

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  42. The present work aims to investigate the antioxidant and antimicrobial activities as well as the potential of DCS1 lipopeptides produced by Bacillus methylotrophicus DCS1 strain at inhibition and disruption of bi...

    Authors: Nawel Jemil, Hanen Ben Ayed, Angeles Manresa, Moncef Nasri and Noomen Hmidet

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:144

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  43. The demand for sustainable agricultural practices and the limited progress toward newer and safer chemicals for use in pest control maintain the impetus for research and identification of new natural molecules...

    Authors: Ana Flávia Canovas Martinez, Luís Gustavo de Almeida, Luiz Alberto Beraldo Moraes and Fernando Luís Cônsoli

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:143

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  44. Staphylococcus aureus is one of the leading causes of gastroenteritis acquired from contaminated foods such as milk and milk products. However, such information is limited in Ethiopia....

    Authors: Yodit Ayele, Fanta Desissa Gutema, Bedaso Mamo Edao, Robel Girma, Takele Beyene Tufa, Tariku Jibat Beyene, Fanos Tadesse, Mesula Geloye and Ashenafi Feyisa Beyi

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:141

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  45. Cellulose, a linear polymer of β 1–4, linked glucose, is the most abundant renewable fraction of plant biomass (lignocellulose). It is synergistically converted to glucose by endoglucanase (EG) cellobiohydrola...

    Authors: Gammadde Hewa Ishan Maduka Wickramasinghe, Pilimathalawe Panditharathna Attanayake Mudiyanselage Samith Indika Rathnayake, Naduviladath Vishvanath Chandrasekharan, Mahindagoda Siril Samantha Weerasinghe, Ravindra Lakshman Chundananda Wijesundera and Wijepurage Sandhya Sulochana Wijesundera

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:137

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  46. In 2015, in addition to a United States multistate outbreak linked to contaminated ice cream, another outbreak linked to ice cream was reported in the Pacific Northwest of the United States. It was a hospital-...

    Authors: Zhen Li, Ailyn Pérez-Osorio, Yu Wang, Kaye Eckmann, William A. Glover, Marc W. Allard, Eric W. Brown and Yi Chen

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:134

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  47. Selection of a microbial strain for the incorporation into food products requires in vitro and in vivo evaluations. A bacteriocin-producing lactic acid bacterium (LAB), Pediococcus acidilactici Kp10, isolated fro...

    Authors: Sahar Abbasiliasi, Joo Shun Tan, Fatemeh Bashokouh, Tengku Azmi Tengku Ibrahim, Shuhaimi Mustafa, Faezeh Vakhshiteh, Subhashini Sivasamboo and Arbakariya B. Ariff

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:121

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  48. Control of foodborne pathogens is an important issue for the fruit juice industry and ohmic heating treatment has been considered as one of the promising antimicrobial interventions. However, to date, evaluati...

    Authors: Il-Kyu Park, Jae-Won Ha and Dong-Hyun Kang

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:117

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  49. Lysinibacillus sphaericus has been widely used in integrated mosquito control program and it is one of the minority bacterial species unable to metabolize carbohydrates. In considerati...

    Authors: Pan Fu, Yong Ge, Yiming Wu, Ni Zhao, Zhiming Yuan and Xiaomin Hu

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:116

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  50. Poultry farming and consumption of poultry (Gallus gallus domesticus) meat and eggs are common gastronomical practices worldwide. Till now, a detailed understanding about the gut colonisation of Gallus gallus dom...

    Authors: Supram Hosuru Subramanya, Nawal Kishor Sharan, Bharat Prasad Baral, Deependra Hamal, Niranjan Nayak, Peralam Yegneswaran Prakash, Brijesh Sathian, Indira Bairy and Shishir Gokhale

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:113

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